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Best Ways to Get Rid of Mayonnaise Stains

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Mayonnaise is a controversial condiment. Some love it and and appreciate that it adds a wonderful flavor and richness to sandwiches and foods. Others, like a friend of mine, refer to it as "white death". No matter which side you embrace, we all know it can leave an oily spot on clothes, carpet and upholstery.

If you learn how to remove mayo stains, you can use the same tips for any oil-based salad dressing.

How to Remove the Stain from clothes:

• Begin by using the spoon to scrape away excess “spillage” of the condiment from the clothing.

• Sprinkle baking soda or corn starch on the stain

• Let this sit for 10-15 minutes and then rinse.

• Apply dry cleaning solvent to the stain.

• Blot with clean cloth.

• If the stain remains, apply the cleaning solution.

• Blot with clean cloth. Repeat until the stain is completely removed.

• Rinse with clean, fresh water.

• Rinse thoroughly to remove any cleaning residue.

• If a mayonnaise stain persists, you can dab it with alcohol or vinegar.

• Wash the fabric as usual, following the directions found on the tag.

• When washed, air dry the fabric by either laying flat or hanging from a clothes line. DO NOT place in the dryer until you are sure the stain is completely gone—if any stain remains the heat from the dryer will set the stain and it will be virtually impossible to remove.

Upholstery

• Scrape off excess mayonnaise.

• Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.

• Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.

• Blot until the solvent is absorbed.

• Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until the stain disappears.

Carpet

• Scrape off excess mayonnaise.

• Sprinkle baking soda, cornstarch, or other absorbent on the stain. Let stand 10 to 15 minutes, and then vacuum.

• Using a clean white cloth, sponge the stain with a dry-cleaning solvent.

• Blot until the solvent is absorbed.

• If the stain remains, mix one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. Sponge the stain with this solution. Blot until the liquid is absorbed.

• Sponge with cold water and blot dry to remove the detergent/vinegar solution.

Sources: 

thespruce.com

howtocleanstuff.net

goodhousekeeping.com


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